The purpose of this experiment was to research the techniques which could create the sensation of a continuous surface. Linked x-cuts are being created on either 2 sides or all four. The resulting v-shaped fabric elements are then rotated on the frame.
Further experiments concerning location of the cuts and proportions of the frame will follow.
Experiments with vertical slitting in different materials, plastic , cardboard and recicled cotton.
We started our process of experimentation creating patterns of cuts on a standard size of paper and observing how they behave when subjected to pushing and stretching. Then we decide to create a model which didn´t need to be manipulated but was capable of rendering its own surface and form. To achieve this, we made two actions: fold and cut. After further experiments, we picked the model which presented some qualities of a surface in motion with the aim of exploiting this quality further in a more rigorous fashion.
The little square (19x19cm) represents separed experiments
The big squares (40x40cm) represents composed experiemnts.
Photos of the physicals models will follow.